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All Gasoline Brands Are The Same Old Dinosaur Bones
Posted By Jim On 11/20/2006 @ 10:23 am In Cars,Personal Finance | 12 Comments
Cap at StopBuyingCrap.com  has a great post about the differences between different brands of gasoline  that I think is worth reading. He reaffirms my older post about how you shouldn’t buy higher octane gasoline than you need  but more importantly, he details the oil refining process that takes crude oil and turns it into gasoline (plus other products).
Here’s my favorite part of the article:
Tanker heading to a Shell station? Load up the gasoline, then pour in the Shell additives into the tanker. Bam. Shell gas. Tanker heading to a Chevron station? Load up the gasoline from the same terminal, add in the Chevron additives into the tanker. Ding ding. Chevron gas. … Just how much of these additives are added into the tank? The amount varies, but for some it’s a quart of additives for an 8,000 gallon tank.
For all of you out there who claim that Exxon gasoline is so much better than Shell or your no-name station next door, take that as proof positive that marketing works.
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 Cap at StopBuyingCrap.com: http://www.stopbuyingcrap.com
 differences between different brands of gasoline: http://www.stopbuyingcrap.com/2006/11/20/brand-conscious-buying-3-gasoline/
 you shouldn’t buy higher octane gasoline than you need: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/high-octane-gas-myth.html
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